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Supersoft X-Ray Stars and Supernovae

Several years ago astronomers came across a new type of starthat spews out unusually low energy x-rays. These so-called supersoft sources are now thought to be white dwarf stars that cannibalize their stellar companions and then, in many cases, explode

September 1, 2004 — Edward P. J. van den Heuvel, Peter Kahabka and Saul A. Rappaport

Supersoft X-ray Stars and Supernovae

Several years ago astronomers came across a new type of star that spews out unusually low energy x-rays. These so-called supersoft sources are now thought to be white dwarf stars that cannibalize their stellar companions and then, in many cases, explode

February 1, 1999 — Peter Kahabka, Edward P. J. van den Heuvel and Saul A. Rappaport